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Monday, August 15, 2011

I just gotta say...

The time is always right to do the right thing. ~ Martin Luther King jrEvery Australian knows the face.  Every parent knows the fear & the terror of a child gone missing.  All of us hoped Daniel would be found, alive & well ~ & did not expect it, not after 8 years. 

Now, after 8 long years  a man has been arrested for Daniel's murder & the one thing that apalls me more than what was done to Daniel is the ignoring of something that is a fundamental right in this country because that is the way our judicial system works~ & that is that you are innocent until proven guilty.  The onus is on the law to provide evidence, beyond reasonable doubt, that the person has committed the crime of which they are accused. 

And not only am I hearing ignorant kids on FB declaring the man guilty, before he has even stood trial, our media is just as bad!  I have yet to hear the evidence ~ even Daniel's parent's are yet to hear the full testimony against this man.  Whatever I personally think, whatever I actually believe, even whether this man is in fact as guilty as, the law declares him innocent until proven otherwise.  And the rest of us should respect that so that he gets a fair trial ~ not because he deserves it; he probably doesn't, but because it is the right thing, the biblical thing, the fair thing ~ & because mistakes happen.  Innocent people have hung for less.


Ruby said...

Good thoughts, Ganeida. We have had this conversation here. Lindy Chamberlaine comes to mind but others of course.

Ganeida said...

Indeed, Lindy does. And now we have so much evidence about dingoes attacking people!

Jo said...

This is happening more and more these days - guilt by media.

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally, this week marked the anniversary of Azaria Chamberlain's disappearance (I forget which day)